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Here is a listing of the upcoming Sierra Club hikes in the Santa Barbara area.

Hikes are held every Saturday and Sunday and usually meet at the Bank of America.


Sun. November 27    BLUE PEAK:    (3662', 11 mile round trip, 2700 ft elevation gain) Very Strenuous hike ascends Romero Canyon trail, loops over Blue Peak, and returns down the canyon trail. Blue Peak presents a panorama of coast and back country. Bring plenty of water, lunch and sun protection. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM.    PAUL 886-1121

Sat. December 3    MISSION RIDGE:    Hike from Tunnel Trail up to near the Rattlesnake Connector and then up a primitive trail to the top of a ridge. Return via Edison Road trail. Primitive trail, steep at times and some boulder hopping. Moderately strenuous 6 mrt. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    ROBERT 685-1283

Sun. December 4    ROCKY PINE RIDGE - SHORT ROUTE:    From Camino Cielo, hike into this wonderful pine tree/rock region and skirt along the ridge line. Moderate with some boulder hopping and agility required, 4MRT. Bring water and lunch. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM.    TONY 455-4212

Sat. December 10    LAKE LOS CARNEROS/STOW PARK:    Bird watching hike for an hour or so through this neighborhood park. Bring your binoculars and/or cameras. We never know what we will see. Slow paced, flat 2-3 miles. Children welcome, bring water and meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    VICKI 563-4850

Sun. December 11    CATHEDRAL PEAK/LA CUMBRE PEAK:    From Mission Creek hike up to Cathedral Peak, steep and rocky in places. Continue up to La Cumbre Peak for lunch. Views include "Three Pools" and the full coastline. Pass by an echoing canyon. Return down Tunnel trail. Strenuous 8 mrt. Some agility needed. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM.    ALEJANDRO 898-1240

Sat. December 17    LA CUMBRE PEAK VIA RATTLESNAKE TRAIL:    Beautiful views from the highest peak on the front range. Strenuous 11 mrt hike with 3200 feet elevation gain/loss. Experienced hikers only. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9 AM.    JIM 479-7063/644-6934

Sun. December 18    CARRIE'S HIKE:    (7.5 mile round trip with 2300 ft elevation gain) Moderately strenuous hike (with some steep sections) visits cool riparian trails and beautiful coastal vistas. It connects Cold Spring East, Hot Springs, McMenemy and Saddle Rock Trails, forming loops at each end. Bring plenty of water, lunch and sun protection. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    PAUL 886-1121

Sun. December 25    GAVIOTA PEAK/TRESPASS LOOP:    Moderately strenuous 7 mile hike with an elevation gain of 2200. Get ready to see eye-popping views up and down the coast. We will ascend the fire road to the saddle and return via Trespass trail. We will hike at a moderate pace or about 2 miles an hour and stop at the saddle for snacks, returning to the trailhead at about 2pm. This is a fairly steep ascent so cardio conditioning is recommended. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Wear hiking shoes/boots, bring 2 liters of water, snacks, and personal first aid. Rain cancels. Meet behind B of A on State St. at Hope Ave. 9:00am.    KRISTI email: sbhikergirl@cox.net or 805 563-0349

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Sat. January 7    HELL'S HALF ACRE:    Hike from Cachuma Saddle up a dirt road to interesting rock formations. About ten miles round trip. Moderately strenuous. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 8:00 AM. NOTE EARLY START TIME!    DIANE dianesoini@gmail.com (SB)

Sun. January 8    LOON POINT BEACH WALK:    We'll start just south of Summerland and walk the beach to Santa Claus Lane Beach. Return via Padero Lane. Great views of the SB Channel and elegant beach estates. Easy 4 mrt. Meet 9am at the Bank of America parking lot, Hope & State St.    GERRY 964-5411 (SB)

Sat. January 14    DIVIDE PEAK:    Very strenuous 13 mrt hike with 3200 feet elevation gain/loss from Matilija trailhead to Divide Peak. Experienced hikers only. Great views of Ojai and Lake Casitas. On a clear day, all 8 Channel Islands are visible. Wear lug-soled shoes, bring at least 3 liters of water, lunch, and snacks. The weather can vary greatly during the course of the hike, so bring layers accordingly. For those coming from Santa Barbara meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 7:30 AM. (note early start time) to arrange carpool to trailhead. For those in Ventura meet 8:00 AM at Ventura carpool lot (Seaward and Harbor between Chase Bank and Carrows).    JIM 479-7063/644-6934

Sun. January 15    ROMERO CANYON TO BUENA VISTA BENCHES:    Short but steep 3MRT morning walk to hidden benches. Bring water and a snack.Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9AM.    ROBERT 685-1283

Sat. January 21    GAVIOTA PEAK:    Walk past the hot springs, then up to a 2,400 foot peak for lunch and a sweeping coastal view. Long drive. Moderate 6 mrt. Bring lunch and water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    DIANE dianesoini@gmail.com

Sun. January 22    CANINE HIKE RATTLESNAKE TRAIL:    Hike up a beautiful wooded canyon with scenic views to meadow. Mostly shaded trail. Moderate 4 mrt, 1000 ft. elevation gain, optional 1 1/2 mile extension up and back to Gibraltar Road. Well behaved dogs welcomed and encouraged; must be leashed. Bring snack and water for you and your canine companion. Hikers without dogs welcome too. Meet at B of A parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Hike limited to five dogs - please call to reserve your dog's place. Rain/fire cancels. Call if you have questions.    SALLY 689-7820

Sat. January 28    COLD SPRINGS TO E. CAMINO CIELO:    Hike up through a canyon with trees and a stream, then up a trail along the side of Montecito Peak to E. Camino Cielo for panoramic views of the south coast and the back country. Strenuous 9.5 mrt. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9:00 AM.    PAUL 886-1121

Sun. January 29    RATTLESNAKE TRAIL:    Hike up a wooded canyon with scenic views to Gibraltar Rock. Moderate 5.5 mrt. Bring a snack and water. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    TONY 455-4212

Sat. February 4    SWEETWATER TRAIL:    A hike from the Bradbury Dam lookout to the Lake Cachuma County Park. We'll explore a portion of the park before retracing our steps. Easy 5mrt. Bring a light lunch and water. Meet behind the Bank of America on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am. If you are coming from north of Santa Barbara, you can meet us at the trailhead. Email me (gching@cox.net) for instructions.    GERRY 964-5411

Sun. February 5    CATHEDRAL PEAK DRAGON BACK:    Start at Tunnel Trailhead toward Seven Falls. Make steep climb to the base of the Cathedral Peak Spine. Moderate but difficult 4 Mile Round Trip. Possible 1200 foot gain with lots of boulder hopping. Bring water and lunch. Meet behind B of A on upper State St. at Hope Ave. at 9am.    ROBERT 685-1283